Thursday, May 08, 2014

Carroll Gardens CSA Begins 2014 Season

The Carroll Gardens CSA is ready to start its 2014 season and is open to new memberships.  The pick-up place is conveniently located at the corner of 2nd Place and Smith Street, right across from the subway station.
Here is more information:
The Carroll Gardens CSA is happy to announce our 2014 season, which begins June 14 in the Transit Garden, corner of 2nd Place and Smith Street. Membership is still available and open to all on a first-come, first-served basis. Members can purchase weekly or bi-weekly shares of fresh vegetables, fruit, eggs, flowers, and monthly deliveries of meat and cheese.

Along with fresh, seasonal produce that comes directly from Garden of Eve farm, additional, local foodstuffs are available to members. This season, we are coordinating with vendors to bring our CSA members fresh fish, pasta, coffee, kombucha, maple syrup and more.

Subscriptions are available through May 31, 2014, and we encourage those interested to subscribe quickly, as the CSA is 70% full as of May 6 (see following paragraph for how to subscribe).

The CSA is Community Supported Agriculture: members buy shares in Garden of Eve farm, the farm uses that money to finance their operation and distributes seasonal produce back to members on a weekly or bi-weekly basis, depending on type of shares purchased. This year, the full season begins Saturday, June 14 and runs through Saturday, November 22. Shares are purchased directly through the Garden of Eve website at URL Share-holders each volunteer to work at one of the distributions during the season. The CSA also partners with local charities to share leftover produce at the end of each Saturday’s distribution.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yes, a wonderful source of nutrition to substitute for the food calories currently being purchased form MET foods. Maybe the closing of MET will help us all reaffirm a commitment to eating goods grown by our very own NY State farmers--some of the best farmers in the world!